Prof. Dr. Thomas Meinertz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meinertz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meinertz has over 35 years of experience in the field of the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, drug therapy and interventional therapy.

As a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology and of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, Prof. Dr. Meinertz has held senior positions at prestigious German hospitals for more than two decades, including 15 years as director of the Department of Internal Medicine / Cardiology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and later at the University Heart Center Hamburg (UHC).

Prof. Dr. Meinertz has published more than 400 technical articles during his years of work.


  • Since 2010 CEO of German Heart Foundation
  • German Society of Pharmacology
  • German Society of Internal Medicine
  • Society for Progress in Internal Medicine
  • German Society of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Research
  • Board member of the German Society of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Research
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology



  • Holzhey D,,, Meinertz T,,, Hamm CW. Current Results of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights From the German Aortic Valve Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov 11. pii: S0003-4975(15)01350-8.
  • Mohr FW,,, Meinertz T,,, Hamm CW; GARY Executive Board. The German Aortic Valve Registry: 1-year results from 13,680 patients with aortic valve disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Nov;46(5):808-16.
  • Hamm CW,,, Meinertz T,,, Mohr FW; GARY-Executive Board. The German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY): in-hospital outcome. Eur Heart J. 2014 Jun 21;35(24):1588-98.
  • Lauten A,,, Meinertz T,,, Hamm CW; GARY Executive Board. TAVI for low-flow, low-gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved or reduced ejection fraction: a subgroup analysis from the German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY). EuroIntervention. 2014 Nov;10(7):850-9.
  • Ventura R, Steven D, Klemm HU, Lutomsky B, Müllerleile K, Rostock T, Servatius H, Risius T, Meinertz T, Kuck KH, Willems S. Decennial follow-up in patients with recurrent tachycardia originating from the right ventricular outflow tract: electrophysiologic characteristics and response to treatment. Eur Heart J. 2007 Oct;28(19):2338-45.


2005 Director, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Heart Center, Hamburg
1994 Director Cardiology Department, University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg
1994 Appointed Chair of Internal Medicine / Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg
1989 Medical Director of the General Clinic of St. Georg Hospital, Hamburg
1971 MD, Hamburg University